Geek Squeak (#108): WinPatrol 2011 is Top Gun

The NEW version of WinPatrol is worthy of the NEW What’s On My PC – Geek Squeak Trophy.

There is no method or madness to the trophy selection, but is typically given to those who exemplify the world of computers, information technology, and blogging.  More awards will be forthcoming…


All I can say is that Bill Pytlovany, the developer of WinPatol is one classy guy who apparently has a heart of gold. This week all revenue from upgrades to WinPatrol PLUS were donated to shelter survivors in Japan. The chosen nonprofit is the organization supported by Rotary International called ShelterBox .

If you never experienced WinPatrol, I highly recommend this software as a “must have” install. It is definitely a Top Gun security app. Do not let the graphic below (which is techie in appearance) keep you from downloading this gem. All you have to do is download it, install it and that’s it. When a change occurs to any of your computer’s vital resources, Scotty the dog will bark. I’m waiting for Bill to implement a growl or two as a sign Scotty is warding off threats. Keep in mind, when you install new software, Scotty may bark and alert you. In that case I would pat Scotty on the head and click “OK”. Again, I highly recommend this software…

WinPatrol takes a snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge. WinPatrol was the pioneer in using a heuristic behavioral approach to detecting Zero-Day attacks and violations of your computing environment. WinPatrol continues to be the most powerful system monitor for its small memory footprint.



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11 thoughts on “Geek Squeak (#108): WinPatrol 2011 is Top Gun

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  1. WinPatrol is a really good program to help control startup programs and add a mostly unobtrusive layer to your computer security. I’ve been using the Plus version for several years and continue to promote WinPatrol as part of a good layered defense.


  2. I’ve had WinPatrol for years, and upgraded to the Plus version several years ago, and I couldn’t agree more with your assessment of the program. Not only is it a great security monitor, but it’s a snap to use it to check what programs kick in on Start-up, and with the Plus version, you can find out if there’s any reason for them to do so. Also, if there’s something on there that you don’t recognize (which happens to me!) the Plus version tells you what it is. I have been grateful to the designer of this program for a long time now!


  3. I used to use it but either removed it or left it off after a replaced hard drive. One reason was that I had read a lot about conflicting security software and issues with some programs in essence “cancelling each other out”.

    I’ll happily put the Scotty dog back on my computer if I don’t have to worry about conflicts. (Advance thanks for the advice, Rick, always helpful even if I’m not posting comments to say so…)


    1. Chickpea,

      WinPatrol is safe to run with your other Security software and will not cause a conflict. WinPatrol operates differently that your other security software in that it alerts you of a change. It does not fix anything; just there to monitor and alert.



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